Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault
Anyone who suffers from sexual abuse or sexual assault is susceptible to short-term and long-term physical and emotional injuries. Repercussions may include shock, pain, fear, humiliation, self-blame, depression and a diminished sense of self-worth. Psychological damage can be especially serious when the perpetrator is in a position of power and the victim is a minor, employee, nursing home resident, developmentally disabled person, student, parishioner, patient or client.
If you have suffered sexual abuse or assault, report the crime to law enforcement, seek medical attention.
You may have been abused by your employer, a psychologist, priest, minister, health care provider, or anyone who has the opportunity to exercise power over you. Your son or daughter may have been exploited as a minor by a coach, teacher, bus driver, camp counselor or supervisor in a group home. Your elderly mother, father, husband or wife may have been abused while in a nursing home or other long-term care facility.
At Bliss Law Firm we pursue justice on behalf of victims of sexual abuse and assault. These actions are crimes and the criminal justice system should deliver appropriate criminal penalties. These acts of abuse often result in injuries and losses to victims — and can form the basis of civil lawsuits. Mr. Bliss has represented Alzheimer's patients and other vulnerable adults who have experienced sexual abuse, as well as employees who have been abused in the workplace.